Number of incidents recorded on CCTV in Lincoln up by 23 percent

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The number of incidents logged and analysed by CCTV operators in Lincoln has soared by 23 percent over the last year, a recent news report in the local media has been able to reveal.

Steve Bird, Assistant Director for Communities and Street Scene at the City of Lincoln Council, said monitoring is now much broader. He explained: “Additional training now means that the operators can be more proactive in their monitoring and are able to identify those persons known to commit crime and monitor them, if they are within their known area of operation.

“This helps to prevent crime from taking place as people are often aware they are being monitored and they adjust their behaviour accordingly.

“The recorded rise in the number of ‘incidents’ is also due to a new approach in the way the CCTV operators work.

“They are now much more involved in monitoring the city centre in a wider sense, not only for possible crimes being committed but also, for example, to keep an eye out for people reported as missing or for those who may be considering self-harm.”

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